Community Inspired Professionals (CIP) is a local business development group in Portland, OR. We provide our members with thoughtful insight and constructive feedback to help grow and support our small businesses. We meet weekly to connect, practice public speaking, refer business opportunities, and develop marketing strategies. We put our values into action by volunteering in the community and fostering personal connections among members. Please join us to see how an inspired group of professions can strengthen your business and help our community.


June 20, 2017
Greetings all! We will be taking a pause in our meetings for the month of July to enjoy the summer. If you're thinking of joining us for a meeting soon, we'll be back on our regular weekly schedule starting August 1st! Hope to see you then.

CIP Meetings: 8-9:30 AM every Tuesday at Hatch on Sandy (except in July!)

November 8, 2016
We're so excited to announce the creation of our second chapter of CIP! The new chapter will get back to the roots of CIP, taking place at Taborspace in Southeast Portland, every Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:45 AM. Visitors are welcome to check out either one or both of the CIP chapters, however members must choose which meeting they'll be attending on a regular basis. Come check it out!

November 7, 2016
Thank you all CIP Members who volunteered this past weekend at the Sunshine Division! We packed over one ton of food for families in Portland dealing with food insecurity.

March 8, 2016
We're excited to announce that our next Visitor Day will be May 17, 2016, and 8 AM with marketing guru (and former CIP member) Andrea Bailey of Lightbox Communications! No need to wait until then to come check us out, though, guests are always welcome.

February 3, 2016
Had a wonderful and busy January with Visitor Day with Bill Horton, as well as our holiday potluck dinner!

January 11, 2016
Announcing our Winter Visitor Day! Guest speaker Bill Horton will be talking about presenting your best self and using that to choose the right clients. RSVP today!

January 1, 2016
Had a wonderful time wrapping presents at Trillium Family Services for our winter Volunteer Day!

October 8, 2015
A few photos from our last volunteering event, building a playground with HomeForward and Foresters!

September 15, 2015
Thanks to Chad Carter for a wonderful Visitor Day presentation!

Chad Carter spoke about his transition from broadcasting to blogging in a compelling, inspirational, and hugely informative presentation. CIP Member David Robinson said of the event,

"Chad spoke to our business development group about the power of story-telling in promoting one's business. In doing so, he told his own story which created both narrative and context for the 'nuts and bolts' of marketing, vis-a-vis, building a circuitous network of content and content drivers in social media that tell a compelling story and drive users to your marketing platforms. His style and skill as an educator is unparalleled. He will make your business grow."

We're looking forward to our next Visitor Day in December. Keep your eyes out for the announcement!